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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,094
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

Is Betthoven a Beethoven tribute act ??

(I'm only kidding around !!)

:-)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,094
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

Presumably these bigger groups would dress like dandies and call themselves Bark or Back or some such drivel

:-)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,094
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

Rip off is an ill advised phrase, because the original band don't lose anything, reputation-wise or financially. It can only be a 'rip off' of there is a victim or someone being actually being...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,961
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: LOCAL BANDS THREAD

Some great stuff on this thread...

Here's our NOT so great band hahaha....

Video filmed on location at Asda, and The Witchwood bog (or 'john'...for our American friends), Ashton Under Lyne.
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Help me win a scholarship!

Voted and shared on facebook.

Good luck kid.
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,015
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Child wants a career in music

My kids are probably past that point now but had they said this I would have encouraged them as much as I could.

My father never encouraged me to do anything. Go to college, play drums, literally...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,741
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Too Old To Seriously Take Up Drumming?

I started drumming when I was at secondary school...

I'm 44 now.

And still crap at drumming :-)

Go for...what's the worst that can happen?
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: First Audition

That's absolutely ace.

Your story brought memories of the one audition I had for a covers band which went a similar direction.

Delighted for you.
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By SquadLeader
Our band....

Guys.....

Here's the video for the single which we have officially released in advance of our album later in the year.

It's supposed to be humerous, as is the song. So hopefully you might take...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,447
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

Some of the hard core punk and metal I've heard over the last year or so has been borderline unlistenable to...

Basically a cacophony of the most horrendous sounding discord possible with a lead...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Snare tuning question

Can I ask a question without wanting to hijack this interesting thread.

I purchases a snare drum as part of a kit with a batter head which is weird....

Guy did tell me what it was but I've...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,431
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Argument with Guitarist over time signature

Damn....ran out of popcorn again.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Relationship between members of the band

Agreed.

The Smiths, for example. Morrissey and Marr absolutely shat on Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke. Shameful stuff. And quite common I understand.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,862
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

Well said...almost poetic that !
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,055
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Other musicians' view of drums.

Oh man...

The number of times I've been shushed when doing warm ups as the guitarists try to tune....then when they've finished tuning and I get my drum key out I have to do so against a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,379
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I believe he's the best drummer alive....

And I'm not a massive Rush fan.

But really, he's a force of awesome
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 11,379
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I agree...

Wife signed me up to 'Drummer' magazine a couple of years back...Most of those guys on the front covers could walk past me in the street and I wouldn't have a clue who they are.
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,055
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Other musicians' view of drums.

Drummers tend to be ignored and their opinions often considered fairly valueless.

Just yesterday I was chatting with the guys on Facebook...they want to film a video at Asda (Walmart in the US)...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,862
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

It wasn't THIS guy (Piles Husain) was it ?

:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IOPQ3SQ15w
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,862
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

I and band rehearse in quite a rough part of Manchester...

Someone comes barging in with a case that looks like it could potentially have a machine gun inside it and we're jumping on him and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By SquadLeader
Radio...

Band I'm in (MLC) were played on BBC Radio Wales last night....

What a buzz...

2hours 44minutes 20seconds if anyone is remotely interested :-)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zq5qn
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Relationship between members of the band

My band have just released our first single to Amazon/Itunes (it's doing ok) from the album which is released in July.

We've agreed a four way split.

To be honest I'm quite relaxed about things...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 925
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: It is your band, who do you pick for lead singer?

Jonathan Foulkes, the existing singer in our band. He's great.

Hmmm...well maybe Charlie Harper

Or perhaps Jon Anderson

Or Geddy Lee

mmmm
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By SquadLeader
How's this for a weird/good gig....

Did a fundraiser for a small local football club, fallen on hard times (Stockport County), which bassman and I are fans of on Saturday.

Said football club has only one online messageboard which...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By SquadLeader
RIP Scott Asheton

Sad to hear of the passing of the Stooges drummer yesterday....
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